"A Texas official who receives any sum of cash as a gift can satisfy state disclosure laws by reporting the money simply as "currency" without specifying the amount, the Texas Ethics Commission reiterated Monday.
The 5-3 decision outraged watchdog groups and some officials who accused the commission of failing to enforce state campaign finance laws.
'What the Ethics Commission has done is legalize bribery in the state of Texas. We call on the commission to resign en masse,'..."
Watchdogs fuming over ethics ruling